The equation that sold the QLD Tourism Industry on Mobile Payments

Forward-thinking from Katie Mills and the team at Tourism and Events Queensland sharing the equation of how they sold the tourism industry on preparing for Digital payments from Chinese travellers. A $407m opportunity, addressing the spending gap by making transactions easier for visitors. The pilot program between Tourism and Events Queensland and Alipay delivering 84% … Continue reading The equation that sold the QLD Tourism Industry on Mobile Payments

Slow visitation in Sydney but improvements forecast with falling Australian dollar

SeaLink Travel Group has noted slower tourism growth impacting Sydney Harbour cruises but is seeing improved tourism demand in Western Australia supported by funding initiatives from The Government of Western Australia. The company also notes that a softening Australian dollar will make Australia a more attractive holiday destination for both international visitors and local residents. … Continue reading Slow visitation in Sydney but improvements forecast with falling Australian dollar

More Experiences = More Choice = Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable travel isn't just about checking off responsible tourism credentials. The opportunity is in giving travellers a greater choice of things to do across Australia... Thoughts from Jonathan Williams, Marketing Director at Klook show approx 61% of the tourism sector is online, but only 15% of tours and activities are actually bookable online. There is … Continue reading More Experiences = More Choice = Sustainable Tourism

Tourism contributes $57.3Bn to the Australian economy

The latest numbers from Tourism Research Australia shows a 7% growth in spending. Tourism is Australia's largest services export, accounting for 9.3% or $37.4Bn of total exports. Additionally, the Australian Tourism industry employs over 646,000 people. https://www.tra.gov.au/economic-analysis/economic-value/national-tourism-satellite-account/national-tourism-satellite-account #australia #travel #exports #tourism

Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia

https://videopress.com/v/AHUG7Qvm Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia A couple of weeks ago we had a conversation with Terry Hilsberg about our business plan for the China Canvas Challenge. Starting with how we launched Asia Advisory and the story of establishing people-to-people relationships in Korea. Returning to Australia in late 2013, our discovery that many Australian businesses struggle to build professional … Continue reading Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia